The Art Department is pleased to announce the recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2013 academic year. The awards are determined by the faculty of the Art Department during an annual competition. Recipients will be honored during the annual Art Department reception prior to commencement, Friday, May 10, 3:00 pm in the Baron and Ellin Gordon galleries. Congratulations to all the selectees!
Barbara M. Gorlinsky Memorial Fine Arts Scholarship
Harvey Ronald Saunders Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Charles K. Sibley Fine Arts and Art History Scholarship
Angie Van Dyke
Lorraine and Dr. H. William Fink Art Scholarship in honor of Ken Daley
Robert McCullough Prize for Graphic Design
The faculty and graduating students in the graphic design concentration invite everyone to the 2013 Graphic Design Exit Review, on Friday, May 3, 7:00–9:00 pm. The event is an open house in VAB 116 and 211 where visitors may view the final portfolios of the graduating class of graphic design students. (Graphics by James Harris.)
The 2013 AIGA Design Educator Community’s conference, Blunt: Explicit and Graphic Design Criticism Now, was held at ODU on April 12–14. Graphic Design faculty Ivanete Blanco and Kenneth FitzGerald were co-organizers of the overall conference and served as event hosts. The conference welcomed over 100 attendees from the U.S., Canada, and Europe discussing topics on graphic design critical writing, education, history, and practice. A workshop by Hatch Show Print’s Jim Sherraden was a featured part of the event, with thanks to Ken Daley for hosting the workshop in the Printmaking facility. For pictures of the conference, go here.
The Art Department is saddened to note the sudden passing of Katherine Ruth “Katie” Rappold last weekend. Katie was a Studio Art major, minoring in Art History. Her obituary may be found here. The University Counseling Center is available to students, faculty, and staff who are having difficulty with her loss. You may make an appointment at the Counseling Center by calling 757-683-4401.
Associate Professor of Sculpture John R. G. Roth‘s solo exhibition Mobile Applications opens Friday, March 1 at the Craddock-Terry Gallery located in the Riverviews Artspace in Lynchburg, Virginia. Professor Roth’s artist talk begins at 5:00 PM followed by a reception at 7:00. The exhibition runs through April 18 and the gallery is located at 901 Jefferson Street in Lynchburg. (Shown above: Faceted Conveyance, 17″H x 65″L x 17″D, Styrofoam, epoxy, sheet metal, MDF, masonite)
UPDATE: A video of John Roth’s artist talk can be viewed here!
The following students and works were selected for the Sixth Annual Old Dominion University Art Students’ Juried Exhibition. Thanks to juror Amy Brandt, McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art. And congratulations to the chosen students!
Troy Bonner: Untitled
Chris Boylan: Ray, A True Friend is Hard to Find
Anthony Brown: Research Prototype on Flexible Properties of Wood
Chali Cameron: Glued to Technology
James Clark: Art’s a Drag
Jessica Copeland: Gluttony, Pride, Greed, Lust, Revenge
Jon Gibson: Taking Up Residency, Home
Madelyn Higgins: Teapot in Black and White
Austin Jacobs: Robots and You, Water for Elephants, Father of the Atomic Bomb
Megan Jefferson: Angry Santa Cards, Hop on Down
Jessica Midgley: Eevee is Missing, Squirtle Mourns, Pickachu’s Funeral
Preston Mosley: America Scores with Trojan
Stephanie Ramirez: Untitled 2, Untitled 4
Leslie Renn: Signifyin’, Exponentiation
Ken Riley: Blackwater Ramp
Bryan Ruiz: Shadow of Doubt, Unknown Soldier, Hope
Kate Swartz: Subway, Target Shopper, Untitled Figure 1
Jesse Switzer: Untitled 1, Untitled 2, Odin’s Favor
Angie Van Dyke: Warm Traditions
Edward Whelan: Relic, With Real Hair and Beard
On Friday, February 15, Photography Three and Photo Seminar II students made a special field trip to Richmond to view photography shows in town. Artists Brian Ulrich and Susan Worsham spoke to students about their work at their respective shows at VCU’s Anderson Gallery and Candela Gallery.
(L to R) Stephanie Ramirez, Ashley Parrish, Taylor Roy, Ali Hamilton, Maribel Dunning, Kate Swartz, Jenny Stoudt, Leah Austin, Robbin Love, Jessica Fee, Christy Landrum, Greta Pratt, Amanda Bradley, Chali Cameron, Bryan Ruiz, Elliot Fisher, Stephan Hancock.